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On Oct. 14 the UNO Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization celebrated Halloween and paid tribute to Apple CEO Steve Jobs with a pumpkin carving contest in the MBSC plaza.

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2011.10.18

UNO to Celebrate National Day on Writing Oct. 20

The UNO Writing Center invites students, faculty, staff and the public to participate in the National Day on Writing, an annual celebration of the written word. Those interested can join the Writing Center Staff on Thursday, Oct. 20, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in 150 Arts and Sciences Hall 150 for food, fun, and the chance to compose personal six-word memoirs, autumnal haikus or six words of writing advice.

All writing will be submitted to the National Gallery of Writing, a digital archive that showcases compositions from writers of all ages and talents from across the country. Read more.

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Donations Sought for Refugee Household Drive

Students from the Grace Abbott School of Social Work are looking for donations to help set up a refugee household. The drive will take place Thursday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the main floor of the Milo Bail Student Center.

New and lightly used items are welcome. Items needed include: Toiletries, kitchen supplies, furniture, cleaning supplies, pillows, pens/pencils, towels, bed sheets, blankets and diapers.

Cash donations are also accepted. For more information, call (402) 707.7089.

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Ghost Hunting is Focus of Oct. 21 Paranormal Summit at UNO

The UNO Paranormal Society will host the 2011 Paranormal Summit on Friday, Oct. 21.

From 6 to 10:30 p.m. in 101 College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS) Building, attendees will hear from a variety of Omaha experts on ghostly and paranormal activity. After the groups' talk about their most interesting investigations, attendees will follow one team around the UNO campus for a ghost hunt.

The UNO Paranormal Society has organized the annual event. Read more.

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Researching & Citing Sources: Preventing Plagiarism Student Learn Over Lunch Oct. 26

"Researching & Citing Sources: Preventing Plagiarism" is planned for Wednesday, October 26, from noon. to 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Dodge Room.

Students who attend the UNO Speech Center Lunch and Learn will learn about how to evaluate the documents they are using, cite sources when delivering a presentation and avoid common research mistakes.

Space is limited so those interested must register in advance, which can be done by contacting a consultant at the Speech Consulting Center at (402) 554.3201 or unospeechcenter@unomaha.edu. Free pizza and pop will be provided.

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HR to Offer Two Interviewing Skills Training Sessions

Human Resources will present two interviewing skills training sessions on Tuesday, Oct. 25, and Tuesday, Nov. 1. Both sessions are designed for new and experienced supervisors.

The Oct. 25 session will run from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Omaha (Umoho) Room. The Nov. 1s session will run from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Omaha (Umoho) Room.

Participants will learn to:
- Better prepare for an interview;
- Understand and apply the legal requirements of an interviewer; and
- Improve questioning techniques.

The trainer will be Mary Sweaney, assistant director and manager of employment in the UNO Office of Human Resources.

To register for one of these sessions, call Stella Watts in Human Resources at (402) 554.2321 or email at swatts@unomaha.edu.

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PKI Open House Set for Oct. 30

The University of Nebraska's Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI) will open its doors for a Fall Open House on Sunday, Oct. 30, from noon to 3 p.m.

This Open House allows prospective students and their families a chance to learn about the programs available in the UNO College of Information Science and Technology and the UNL College of Engineering (Omaha campus). Participants can also take this opportunity to tour PKI's state-of-the art facility and UNO's south campus residence halls. Those attending can also visit with PKI students, faculty and advisors from UNO and UNL and take part in lab demonstrations.

For additional information contact PKI at (402) 554.3333.

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UCAT Travel Grant Applications

The Center for Faculty Development is now accepting UCAT Travel Grant applications, due on the 21st of each month. The University Committee on the Advancement of Teaching (UCAT) funds travel to conferences and workshops focused on the improvement of instruction. Applications should focus on how attendance/participation will enhance curriculum development & assessment, diversity and other designated themes available on the website.

For guidelines and applications, visit http://www.unomaha.edu/ucat/. Applicants are encouraged to contact college representatives. To find your representative, go to: http://www.unomaha.edu/ucat/committee.php

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People

Reite-Palmon Awarded Fellow Status

Dr. Roni Reiter-Palmon, Professor of Psychology, was awarded the American Psychological Associations (APA) Fellow status. Fellow status is awarded on the basis of evaluated evidence of outstanding contribution in the field of Psychology.

Have you done something noteworthy in your profession? E-mail "People" items to rbrown@unomaha.edu. "People" appears in the Tuesday edition of eNotes.

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